UK Newswire Archive
08-04-2009 00:02The policing at the G20 protests was extremely violent and agressive. Peaceful protesters were attacked and beaten, many of them suffering injuries. We`ve all seen the videos of police laying into the climate campers who stood there with their hands in the air calmly stating "this is not a riot". And now we see film evidence that Ian Tomlinson, who was not even a protester, was brutally attacked from behind with a baton, before being shoved hard to the ground by a vicious cop. Ian Tomlinson died minutes later - I call this MURDER and it happened on Jacqui Smith`s watch!!
07-04-2009 23:53Ian Tomlinson died at G20 Meltdown in the city on 1st April. People are gathering. Flowers will be laid.
07-04-2009 23:41Workers call for all to come and join them at the Visteon Factory in Enfield, occupied since Wednesday 1st April
07-04-2009 22:27The media coverage of the G20 protests has been systematically biased, writes Musab Younis - ignoring the violent policing, the tactic of open-air imprisonment of demonstrators, and the real chronology of events. “It has taken remarkable obedience by the press,” writes Musab, “to refuse to ask some simple and obvious questions.”
07-04-2009 21:54Daniel Amos' prison address has changed, please spread the word.
07-04-2009 21:48Abstract and link to Met Police version of events
07-04-2009 19:48Police physically attacked Ian Tomlinson prior to his death...
07-04-2009 19:46The European public supports neither the military engagment in Afghanistan nor new expansions of NATO.. The alliance must promote disarmament and arms control.
07-04-2009 18:05There are more than 2000 Tamils in Parliament square at time of me writing including many women with children and babies and many old people. They are determined not to go home until their demands are heard. Whatever happened to SOCPA legislation... Police repression remains heavy, many people have been injuried. Please go and support. Sleeping bags needed!
The video clearly shows the police attacking Ian Tomlinson from behind. Walking away from riot police with his hands in his pockets, he is attacked by a riot cop and falls to the ground. Attended to by a protestor, he gets up only to later collapse and die.
07-04-2009 17:20As has been said numerous times now, we need to take stock of the police riot on April 1st 2009 during the G20 protests. Although none of the tactics were that new, the level of intimidation and repression of public protest was entirely something different. I suppose this is the way things will be from now on. With this is mind, it's a time of learning from the past and from the G20 protests.
07-04-2009 16:49The Stop Camden Animal Lab meeting planned for tonight at Housmans Bookshop planned for tonight was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for this.
The meeting was cancelled by the founders, organisers and committee members of Stop Camden Animal Lab.